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Bryan Life | A publication of Bryanmollege | Volume 32, Number 1 

Itorial Office Bryan College, P.O. Box 7000, Dayton, Tennessee 37321-7000 | 423.775.2041 | 

President: Stephen D. Livesay | 'Editor. ToMDavis | Designer. Rachel Evans 

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a letter from the 

Our hearts join with the 
psalmist David, "My cup run- 
neth over." We are truly over- 
whelmed by the countless evidences of 
God's goodness to Bryan as we celebrate 
our 75th Anniversary. The fall semester 
began with a record enrollment of 775 
students, including one of the largest 
academically and spiritually endowed 
freshman classes in our history. 

Michael Cromartie, vice president of 
the Ethics and Public Policy Center and 
chairman of the United States 
Commission on International Religious 
Freedom, gave an inspiring convocation 
address to our students on "Living in 
Exile." Spiritual Life Week was especially 
meaningful with alumnus Rev. Dean 
Ropp ministering to us. 

Nancy Pearcey, author of Total Truths 
presented a brilliant examination of bib- 
lical worldview during the Bryan Center 
for Critical Thought and Practice semi- 
nar. What an opportunity our students 
and faculty had during that entire lecture 
series to be stretched and challenged in 
their minds and hearts. 

During Homecoming the college pre- 
sented a gift to the Dayton community 
that is situated on the Rhea County 
Courthouse lawn and faces toward Bryan 
Hill — an inspiring statue of William 
Jennings Bryan by sculptor Cessna 
Decosimo. At the dedication, a choir 

made up of the Bryan Chorale, a com- 
munity choir, and many of our alums 
sang hymns and patriotic selections, and 
we all enjoyed sharing a 75-foot cake! 

Of the four statues of William 
Jennings Bryan, the Decosimo sculpture 
is the only one depicting him in the 

with deeds. William Jennings Bryan said, 
"There is no human influence so potent 
for good as that which goes out from an 
upright life: A sermon may be answered; 
the arguments in a speech may be dis- 
puted, but no one can answer a Christian 
life — it is the unanswerable argument." 

"This statue will constantly remind us that 
our best is yet to come..." 

prime of life. As I remarked at its 
unveiling, "This statue will constantly 
remind us that our best is yet to come as 
a community, and we have much signifi- 
cant work to do that also will stand the 
test of time, even as the work of 
William Jennings Bryan has done." 

Looking back over the past 75 years 
and forward to the next 75 years, Dr. 
John Woodbridge, professor at Trinity 
Evangelical Divinity School, reminded us 
during the Staley Lecture Series of the 
great challenge ahead. He presented a 
six-part challenge — one that if faithfully 
executed will strengthen our future: 

1 . Guard and uphold the Evangelical 
view of the Bible as the infallible 
revealed Word of God that speaks of 
the Lord Jesus Christ. 

2. Faithfully present the Gospel to 
others as the Gospel is the power of 
God unto salvation. 

3. Match our Christian profession 

4. Give constant care to ensure that 
the school's statement of faith informs 
and influences the curriculum of the 

5. Understand that without the Lord 
we can do nothing, and He must receive 
all the glory. 

6. Continue in prayer. We must rec- 
ognize and confess our sins. Sin is a 
canker on the body of Christ that 
inhibits the work and blessing which 
God desires to give. Our ministry as a 
college and individually will run on 
vapors if not empowered by the Holy 
Spirit. We must pray without ceasing. 

May we as a campus community — 
made up of all those who have ever 
graced this hill — embrace and execute 
this challenge to the glory of God! 

Stephen D. Livesay 

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Homecoming 2005: 

Celebrating Bryan's heritage 

A sea of red shirts printed with gold lions and 
"Christ above all" and a 75-foot-long cake made 
it obvious that Bryan College was in a celebrato- 
ry mood Oct. 1. 

And what a celebration it was, as hundreds of students, 
alumni, and friends of the college crowded the Rhea 
County Courthouse lawn to honor college namesake 
William Jennings Bryan and rejoice in God's provision for 
the past 75 years. 

Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay made sure the 
occasion was not just a look back. The focal point of the 
ceremony — a life-size statue of a young Bryan — shows 
The Great Commoner looking forward, depicting him as 
he appeared about 1891. That is a fitting reminder "that 
Bryan College and the City of Dayton and all of Rhea 
County are just now hitting our stride with our most pro- 
ductive years ahead. This statue will constantly remind us 
that our best is yet to come as a community, and we have 
much significant work to do which also will last the test of 
time, even as the work of William Jennings Bryan has 

done," Dr. Livesay said. 

Later that afternoon the college celebrated another sig- 
nificant life, dedicating a renovated Communication 
Studies building in memory of alumna Dr. Joanne Rankin, 
whose bequest made the improvements possible. 

But the morning belonged to Mr. Bryan. 

Speakers including Dr. Livesay, State Rep. Bo Watson, 
Rhea County Executive Billy Ray Patton, and Dayton 
Mayor Bob Vincent paid tribute to the college's quality 
Christian education, the enduring partnership between the 
community and the college, and the historical significance 
of the Scopes Trial and the Rhea County Courthouse. 

The theme of a partnership was carried out through 
the dedication program as Dr. Livesay thanked Rhea 
County and the City of Dayton for "75 years of partner- 
ship and support enabling Bryan College ... to be a part 
of this wonderful community. I can think of no better way 
to show the college's appreciation than to erect a statue of 
our namesake as a permanent reminder of his contribu- 
tion to this community." 

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Mr. Patton added that "In my 
years in public service, I have called 
on Bryan College numerous times. 
Bryan College has never failed to 
come through. When I think of 
Bryan College, I think of community 

Mayor Vincent pointed out the 
historic significance of the court- 
house, telling the group that in his 
years as a local industry executive he 
regularly brought visitors to the build- 
ing so they could "stand where 
William Jennings Bryan stood." And 
he commended the sculptor, telling 
him, "Like the country folk say, 
'you've done us proud.'" 

There was pride, from recogni- 
tion by the Tennessee General 
Assembly's proclamation honoring 
the college on its 75th anniversary, to 
the soaring strains of anthems by a 
community choir and the Bryan 
College Homecoming Chorale prais- 
ing God for His faithfulness to the 
college and community. 

Dr. Livesay brought the focus to 

Mrs. Alice Mercer, former First Lady of Bryan College, and President Dr. 
Stephen D. Livesay are pictured with the 75th Anniversary cake before the Bryan 
statue dedication Oct. 1 . Mrs. Mercers late husband, Dr. Theodore Mercer, was 
president during the colleges 50th anniversary celebration in 1980. 

Mr. Bryan and the political and social 
reforms he championed, leading up 
to the last crusade which brought 
him to Dayton for the Scopes Trial in 
1925. In the last years of his life, Mr. 
Bryan spoke out against "what he 

termed the evil philosophy of evolu- 
tion. Once again, Bryan had the 
vision to see an enduring evil in our 
society as perhaps the most clandes- 
tinely harmful of all evils," Dr. 
Livesay said. The Scopes Trial "was 

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young teen had attended part of the 
Scopes Trial. Both told him stories 
and provided information for his 
research in preparing the statue. "You 

cal characters, but when you find 

conducted inside and outside this very 
courthouse and would transform 
Dayton from a name unknown to 
most — to one known literally around 
the world, and one which to this day 
continues to draw attention. 

"What George Washington 
Rappleyea and leaders in this commu- 
nity believed would bring an econom- 
ic boost through the staging of such a 
trial brought something far more valu- 
able, the attention of the world to 
that greatest of questions, whether 
man is a unique creation of an 
Almighty God or man is a product of 
nature and chance." 

Depicting Bryan as a young man 
as he appeared in 1981, the same year 
the courthouse was built, is a fitting 
reminder "that Bryan College and the 
City of Dayton and all of Rhea 
County are just now 
hitting our stride with 
our most productive 
years ahead. This stat- 
ue will constantly 
remind us that our best 
is yet to come as a 

Sculptor Cessna 
Decosimo drew a 

laugh from the crowd Pictured, from left, following the dedication ceremony for the 
when he said he learned Rankin Communication Studies Center, are Dr. Stephen D. 
that Dr. Livesay is a Lipesay, Betty Joy Rankin Home, Rep. Robert Home, and 

gracious host in a spe- £>r. Randy Hollingsworth. 
cial way. "On the way 

up here this morning I realized I had someone in love with the character, 
not brought my suit. He came you get your education. That's a portal 

through for me; I'm wearing his suit." to the past," he said. 

He paid tribute to Dr. Richard Mr. Decosimo explained that the 

Cornelius, Bryan College Scopes Trial statue contained several significant 
liaison, and Eloise Reed, who as a words and dates. "Truth and 

Sculptor Cessna Decosimo, who designed the William Jennings Bryam statue, speaks to 
alumni and guests at the dedication of the new Rankin Communication Studies Center. 

Eloquence. That was a cornerstone of 
his career as a politician. Bryan 
College, 1930, the year the college 
opened. And on the back is the date 
can read all your history about histori- of the beginning of this courthouse, 

1891, and the year he went to 
Congress. I'm excited about the link- 
age between the past and present. All 
three of these work together in an 
amazing way. 

"If it weren't for the college being 
dedicated to the story of William 
Jennings Bryan, this building's exis- 
tence was in the balance. I want to 
honor the community, the college, and 
what this person represents." 

A few days after the courthouse 
ceremony, County Executive Patton 
told a friend, "I was driving by the 
courthouse and realized that that stat- 
ue was what had been missing from 
the grounds." 

The second ceremony celebrated 
the life of alumna Dr. Joanne Rankin, 
a member of the Class of 1956, 
whose bequest enabled the college to 
renovate and join two formerly sepa- 

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"Destiny is not a matter of 

chance; it is a matter of 

choice; it is not a thing to 

be waited for, it is a thing 

to be achieved." 

-America's Mission, 1899 

"The humblest citizen in 
all the land, when clad in 
the armor of a righteous 
cause, is stronger than all 

the hosts of error." 
-The Cross of Gold, 1896 

William Jennings Bryan 

Quotations on the statue's plinth 

rate buildings into a state-of-the-art 
Communication Studies Center bear- 
ing her name. The spacious atrium 
also will allow visitors and the college 
community to view student and facul- 
ty artwork in an appropriate setting. 

Dr. Rankin's sister, Betty Joy 
Rankin Home, a member of the Class 
of 1954, said her sister would appreci- 
ate the decision to improve existing 
buildings in this way. "Her choice of a 
building for educational purposes is 
fitting. This is appropriate because she 
communicated well with young peo- 

"Joanne had a strong belief that 
all things should be done to the glory 
of God. This included the academic 
realm where she taught and influ- 
enced young people. Her primary 
request was that the building be used 
for the glory of God. I believe Joanne 
would be well pleased with the use 
made of her bequest. On behalf of 
the family, we are pleased too." 

One of the artistic touches in the 
atrium will be a bust of William 
Jennings Bryan, cast from the same 
mold as the courthouse statue. Mr. 
Decosimo said the natural light of the 

atrium is "an ideal situation. As the 
light changes, the expression on his 
face will change. Now he looks some- 
what harsh, but in a different light, 
that expression will soften. In some 
cases it will look neutral, allowing the 
viewer to imagine what he might be 

For the full text of Dr. Five say's 
remarks and pictures of the Bryan statue 
dedication, please visit the Bryan College web 
site at: 
www. bryan. edul 75th_celebration. html. 

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Homecoming Highlights 


Seniors Hudson Ellis, 
(Littleton, Colo.), and 
Kimberly Storey (York, 
Pa.), were crowned 
Homecoming King and 
Queen during halftime at 
this years homecoming 

Dr. Ron, '65, and Lois (Groeneveld), '64, Zartman were 
named Alumni of the Year during homecoming. The 
Zartmans, pictured with Alumni Coordinator Warren Cole, 
% were recognised for their support of the college, including 
- an exhibit of first-edition books written and 
inscribed by John Newton during Heritage Week in March 


Both children and the young at heart enjoyed the inji 
this years Homecoming activities. 

? games , 

Dr. Mel and Susan 
Wilhoit were named hon- 
orary alumni during home- 
coming celebrations Oct. 1 . 
Mel joined the faculty in 
1980, and is professor of 
music. He is a prolific 
author of articles on musi- 
cal topics, musicians, and lyricists. Sue is an artist of increasing 
national repute. Her work has been displayed in the rotunda of 
the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D. C, and she 
is in the midst of a project to paint the capitols of all 50 states. 
The Wilhoits are parents of two Bryan alumni, Christi Walters, 
99 \ and Noel Wilhoit, '03. 

Dr. Jake Matthes, front, was named to the Athletics Hall of Lame 
during homecoming ceremonies Oct. 1 . Dr. Matthes, a 1959 Bryan 
graduate, started the Bryan track and cross country teams, and his 
1975 cross country team won the NCCAA national championship. 
After leaving Bryan in 1976, he had a distinguished coaching career 
at Liberty University, where the track complex has been named in his 
honor. Pictured with Dr. Matthes are, from left, Cross Country 
Coach Rodney Stoker, 1975 team member Mike Wood, Bryan 
trustee and former cross country team member Mike Smith, and 
1975 team member Chris Hatten. 

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76th year boasts record enrollment 

Bryan College welcomed the largest entering 
class in more than 20 years in August, and 
students were reminded that there is 
intrinsic value to their studies in God's eyes. 

A total of 234 new students - 1 84 freshmen 
and 50 transfers - joined 337 returning students in 
the traditional program, and the 204 students in the 
Aspire degree completion program, to bring Bryan's 
fall enrollment to a record 775, up 113 from a year 

Convocation, the formal opening of the aca- 
demic year, featured an address by Michael 
Cromartie, chairman of the U.S. Commission on 
International Religious Freedom and vice president 
of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Mr. 
Cromartie challenged students to understand that 
"we are all called to full-time Christian work, no 
matter what our occupation. Wherever God calls 
you to be, whatever God calls you to serve, you can 
bring glory to God in your work. Every job has 
intrinsic value. There is no mundane work in God's 
eyes. Nothing we do in the sight of God is ordi- 

While we should be life-long learners, college 
presents a special opportunity for study. As stu- 
dents learn about God, the Bible, and worldviews, 
he encouraged them to remember that education 
about issues will not give life to the Gospel before a 
hostile world; living the Gospel will. 

Jesus' statement that "all men will know you are 
my disciples if you love one another," offers what 
Francis Schaeffer called "the final apologetic," he 
said. "You will learn much about apologetics, and 
that is good and important. But I urge you, may 


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your life be your apologetic. 

"We want to learn to talk the talk, but we also must learn to walk 
the walk, so the world will know we are Christians, not by how much 
we know, but by how we walk." 

The Rev. Dean Ropp, '81, led the annual Spiritual Life Conference. 
He used his talks to remind the college community that we should use 
our brief — in light of eternity — lives for the Glory of God. 

Opening week activities concluded with the all-college picnic at 
Chester Frost Park near Chattanooga. 

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Presidential Scholars 
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Twelve students have been awarded Presidential Scholarships for the 2005- 
2006 academic year. Presidential Scholarships are competitive awards 
given on the basis of high school grades, test scores, an essay, and person- 
al interview. The grant, Aryans highest academic award, is renewable for four years. 
Presidential Scholars include: 


Faith Ammen, daughter of David and Elizabeth Ammen of Roanoke, Va., will study political commu- 
bj nication. Faith, a home school graduate, was assistant editor of her home school association's newsletter, 
I and interned at The Roanoke Times. She learned about Bryan when Dr. Jeff Myers addressed a home school 
I conference. She was impressed with the college's academic standing and Christian commitment. "The peo- 
I pie here convinced me to come," she said. "The people are amazing. I could see myself succeeding here." 
After graduating, she plans to work in public relations, as a lobbyist, or a legislative aide. 

Crystal Cain, daughter of Ron and Kathy Cain of Randolph, N.Y., will study computer science. 
Crystal, a home school graduate, played soccer, was active on a Bible quiz team, and served as an AWANA 
youth group leader. She learned about Bryan from friends who heard Dr. Myers speak at a home school 
convention. She came to the Presidential Scholar weekend, and said, "I was here two hours and knew this 
was where God wanted me." After graduating, she plans to work as a missionary. 



Elisa Cruz, daughter of Bob and Maru Glauberg of Sherwood, Ark., plans to major in athletic train- 
ing. Elisa, a graduate of Sylvan Hills High School, was a member of the Beta Club, French Club, Science 
Club, National Honor Society, and the Sherwood Youth Council. She learned about Bryan from friends 
who attend the college. She said she decided to attend because Bryan "is a school that will point me to 
Christ and help me grow." Following graduation, she plans to attend physical therapy school. 

Anna Downer, daughter of Phil and Susy Downer of Signal Mountain, Tenn., will study nursing in 
Bryan's cooperative program with Vanderbilt University. Anna, a home school graduate, was active in the 
home school mock trial teams for four years, including teams that won national championships in 2002 
and 2003. She was a member of Youth Leadership Chattanooga and worked with Child Evangelism 
Fellowship. "I was struck by the Bryan students' love for each other and their respect for the faculty," she 
said. After graduating, she plans to complete her nurse practitioner training and work in a hospital. 



Nicole Keef, daughter of Jeff and Gale Keef of Universal City, Texas, will major in communication 
studies. Nicole, a home school graduate, was active in drama club, basketball, choir, ROTC, and was on the 
yearbook staff of her home school association. Her mother first heard about Bryan at a home school con- 
ference where Dr. Myers spoke. She chose Bryan because, "I wanted a more conservative Christian school 
that could help me become a Christian leader in a secular world. Bryan surpassed all my expectation on my 
visit during the Presidential weekend, so I knew then this is where I wanted to go." 

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Brittany McGehee, daughter of David and Michele McGehee of Ruston, La., will major in piano peda- 
gogy and communication studies. Brittany, a home school graduate, was a member of the Governor's 
Program on Abstinence Club, president of Teen Choices, lieutenant governor of the Student Leadership 
Council, and an award-winning member of Encounter LA Speech and Debate Club. She learned about 
Bryan when she received a call from Professor of Music Dr. Sigrid Luther. "I was intrigued by the Bryan 
atmosphere: welcoming students, challenging academics, and dedicated faculty. I knew God wanted me 
here," she said. After graduation, she plans to open a private piano studio. 

Laura Neises, daughter of Mark and Beth Neises of Knoxville, Tenn., plans to major in elementary edu- 
cation. Laura, a graduate of Grace Christian Academy, was a member of the National Honor Society and 
was salutatorian of her class. She first learned about Bryan from her high school guidance counselor, former 
Bryan staff member Donna Poole. She came to Summit and was attracted to the college, then applied for 
the Presidential Scholarship. "I prayed before I went in to my interview that if God wanted me to come to 
Bryan, I would get the scholarship." Following graduation, she plans to become a wife, mother, and teacher. 



Brittany Rodriguez, daughter of James and Melodye Zahn of McMinnville, Tenn., plans to major in 

Christian education. Brittany, a graduate of Warren County High School, was a member of the National 

Honor Society, Beta Club, Excel Club, and Student Council. She volunteered in the community for children's 

and seniors' efforts. She first heard about Bryan through alumni who attend her church. She said she came 

because "God provided every blessing I needed." Following graduation, she plans to become a missionary. 


Amy Scripka, daughter of Hal and Cheryl Scripka of Woodstock, Va., plans to major in English litera- 
ture and piano pedagogy. Amy is a home school graduate and was active in speech, debate, and piano com- 
petitions. After graduating, she plans to teach high school English and run her own piano studio. 


David Wallen, son of Tom and Lynn Wallen of Bon Aqua, Tenn., plans to major in business administra- 
tion. David is a home school graduate. He has earned his pilot's license and plans to operate a charter flying 
business after college. During high school, he worked and volunteered at Equine Therapy, a facility using 
horse riding to assist physically challenged individuals with therapy. He learned about Bryan from his moth- 
er, who had heard about the college a number of years ago. "I felt God calling me to Bryan," he said. 

Jana Watson, daughter of Warren and Janet Watson of Fort Payne, Ala., plans to major in biology. 
Jana, a graduate of Fort Payne High School, was student council president, president of the National 
Honor Society, secretary of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a member of the Spanish Honor Society, 
and was class valedictorian. She lettered in soccer, cross country, basketball, and track. She learned about 
Bryan from her father, who heard about the college over WMBW Radio in Chattanooga, Tenn. "God 
wanted me here," she said, "and home is where God is." Following graduation, she plans to study medicine 
and become a doctor on a foreign mission field. 



Rachel Welch, daughter of Lavon and Jessica Welch of Covington, La., plans to major in communica- 
tion studies. Rachel, a home school graduate, is an award-winning competitor in speech and debate con- 
tests. She learned about Bryan through Summit Ministries. She said coming to Bryan "was clearly God's 
will in my life. Despite all my training, Bryan still challenged me. It was the only Christian institution that 
put Christ first without sacrificing academic excellence." Following graduation, she plans to be a writer 
and speaker. 

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bryan ■_ 


International players bring passion to 
the game, diversity to the classroom 

by Aubree Sullivan 

Bryan soccer players bring an international flavor to 
campus, with team members from Canada, Brazil, 
Columbia, Scotland, Costa Rica and Mexico on the 
roster. The 10 international students make up nearly a third 
of the 35-member team. 

Dr. Sandy Zensen, head soccer coach and athletic direc- 
tor, said recruiting international players 
is a must. "In order to be competitive 
in the National Association of 
Intercollegiate Athletics, we have to 
have a contingent of international 
players. All the top programs recruit 
them," he said. 

This is Dr. Zensen's 16th season as head coach, and he 
has been recruiting international soccer players since the 

Coach Zensen is involved with networks that help con- 
nect players with recruiters. He explained that once the 
team has one international student, that student often will 
bring a friend from his home town the next season. 

Soccer is the common man's game in the rest of the 
world. It is evident that the international students bring 
diversity to the game. 

"We put flavor in our game," said senior outside mid- 
fielder Thiago Goncalves from Brazil. 

"We're extending 

the borders of our 


-Coach Sandy Zensen 

According to Coach Zensen, the difference in their 
game comes from experience. "It's not just a game for the 
international students. It's a way of life," he said. 

Senior central defender Tim Franklin from Atlanta, Ga., 
is one of the team's captains. He agreed that the interna- 
tional students play the game differently than Americans. 
"They bring a lot of energy and a lot of fun to the 
game. They have an attitude that 
Americans aren't used to. They have 
more passion for the game," Tim said. 

These students not only have to 
perform on the field, but also in the 
classroom. Most international students 
would not be able to attend any 
American college without scholarships and help from home. 
Donna Belisle is the campus' international student advi- 
sor in the admissions office, helping students to make the 
transition from their home to Bryan. 

"Most international students are on a sports scholarship, 
an academic scholarship, or both," she said. The paperwork 
"has become more tedious for them to transfer since 9/11. 
The whole process takes anywhere between three and six 

Senior defender Brad Atkinson's transition from Canada 
to Bryan included his enrolling in a junior college in West 
Virginia to get SAT prep classes. 

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"We don't have anything like that 
in Canada," he said. 

Sweeper Alberto Villamizar, a 
senior from Colombia, said his transi- 
tion was smooth, mostly because he 
lived in the United States for about 
1 8 months before enrolling at Bryan. 
"Beto," as his friends call him, comes 
from a large city. As a result, his 
hardest adjustment has been living in 
a small town. 

Despite the adjustments, interna- 
tionals want to come. 

"They place high value on an 
American education. They work hard 
so they can play. Soccer is a means to 
a greater end — to get a degree," Dr. 
Zensen said. 

"The benefit of having interna- 
tional students on campus is incredi- 
ble, if for no other reason than to 
expose people to other cultures. It 
brings a diversity of other ways of 
looking at the world that is really 
beneficial," said Mr. Lloyd Milligan, 
instructor of linguistics and mission- 
ary-in-residence at Bryan College. 

Mr. Milligan, Dr. Zensen, and 

Front, from left: Sammy Orti% Mexico; Felipe Vallejo, Colombia; Jorge Vallejo, Colombia; 
and Andres Garcia, Mexico; Back, James Carmichael, Scotland; Beto Villami^ar, 
Colombia; Manoel Silva, Brazil; and Thiago Concalves, Brazil 

help students learn about the world," 
Thiago said. 

The fact that there is a presence 
of international students on campus 
affects the whole student body, many 

Despite the difficulties, many 
international students do make it. 
Thiago said the thing he enjoys most 
about playing at Bryan is "the friend- 
ships that are built and the philoso- 


phy of the team. It has shown me a 

They bring a lot of energy and a lot of fan different purpose to P ky, to g iorif y 
to the game....They have more passion." God: ' 

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God. We're extending the borders of 
our ministry. That's what we're 
about," Dr. Zensen said. 

students expressed a wish that Bryan 
had more diversity, whether through 
international students or American 
children raised on the mission field. 
"We need to bring more interna- 
tional students to campus. It fulfills 
what the college philosophy is about. 
We bring a different perspective and 

would say in a very positive way. 

"Our kids are exposed to a sam- 
ple of the rest of the world. The 
world is shrinking every day. Our stu- 
dents and players need to know there 
is more than the U.S.A.," Dr. Zensen 
said. "But, it's getting harder and 
harder to recruit as the cost of edu- 
cation rises." 

Aubree Sullivan is a senior com- 
munication studies major from Hixson, 
Tenn. She is associate editor of The 
Triangle, the Bryan student newspaper 

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The Doctors Matthes plan ahead 

Lives spent in Christian education and an apprecia- 
tion for their alma mater have led Drs. Jake and 
Sandy Matthes to choose a charitable gift annuity to 
help themselves and Bryan College as well. 

Jake, a 1959 graduate of Bryan with a degree in mathe- 
matics, and Sandy met when she arrived at Bryan as a fresh- 
man in 1958. Their marriage in 1960 interrupted her educa- 
tion as the couple moved to Sandy's home town of 
Chicago. But they weren't through 
with Bryan yet. 

Then-Bryan President Dr. 
Theodore Mercer visited the 
Matthes family and told Jake the 
college needed a math professor 
and wanted to start a cross country 
and track program. So they 
returned in 1967, and Jake became 
chairman of the department of 
mathematics and started the cross 
country and track teams, and Sandy 
resumed her educational pursuits. 
She graduated with a degree in 
music in 1972 and went on to 
earn a Ph.D. degree in music the- 

The Bryan cross country 
team prospered, and in 1975 won 
the National Christian College 
Athletic Association national 

After Sandy had completed 
her Master's degree and Jake had completed the course 

We've been involved in 
Christian education 

since 1967, and I 
believe in supporting 

our alma mater." 

-Jake Matthes 

ing. He said his teams did "quite well" at Liberty, an opinion 
the university evidently shares as the outdoor track complex 
is named in honor of Jake and another former coach. 

It's looking ahead, however, that led the Mattheses to 
purchase a deferred gift annuity from Bryan. "We have a lot 
of connections with Bryan," Jake said. "Going there, meet- 
ing this wonderful woman there, being able to teach at my 
alma mater, all of this has given me a lot of good experi- 
ences," he said. "We believe in 
Christian education as well. We've been 
involved in Christian education since 
1967, and I believe in supporting our 
alma mater." 

That support continued, when in 
1984, they established the Frank 
Schmickl Mathematics Scholarship and 
the Virginia Schmickl Music 
Scholarship, in honor of Sandy's par- 
ents. Those scholarships are awarded 
annually to outstanding students in 
both disciplines at Bryan. 

There was a practical decision to 
defer income from their annuity. 
"Today's interest rates are low, and 
we're still working, so we don't need 
the money right now," Jake said. 
Electing to postpone receiving income 
"is one way to get the interest rate up 
and have a little better income later 
on" after they retire in a few years. 
Bryan Director of Planned Giving 
Jim Barth said the decision the Mattheses made about their 

work for his doctorate, the couple was approached by repre- annuity makes sense. "Acting now locks in favorable interest 

sentatives of Liberty University in 1976. 

"They said they needed to establish a math department 
and a cross country and track program," Jake explained. 
"They had a job for Sandy as well." With nothing available 
in Dayton for Sandy, the couple moved to Lynchburg, Va., 
in 1976. 

Both are still teaching, but Jake has retired from coach- 

rates and provides an immediate tax benefit they can use 
now to lower their tax bill when their income is higher, and, 
like Jake said, will increase their income when they retire 
with 45 percent of the income, tax free." 

For more information about charitable gift annuities, contact Jim 
Barth at 423-775-7280, by email at, or by mail 
at Bryan College, P.O. Box 7000, Dayton, TN 37321. 

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Dear Alumni, 

Taxation without representation. I thought that issue was solved 
around 1776, but when I was in Washington, D.C., in September for 
an alumni event, I realized that there are some D.C. citizens pretty 
upset about the whole thing. 

It is a different world up there. Instead of American-made cars driving 
around the small city of Dayton, everyone had a Volvo with a "Vote for 
Kerry" sticker on the bumper racing around me. It is a fun city and a great 
trip, but it is nice coming back to Dayton, a city where there are loud pickups 
with gun racks. 

Anyway, I was in D.C. for a couple of alumni events. One evening I took 
the alums in the area for dessert at Maggiano's. We all had a great time. The 
cheesecake was great, and the company was better. Bryan alumni from differ- 
ent decades met one another, and others saw classmates they had no idea 
were in the city. It was fun watching people tell stories and laugh about the 
good ole days. 

There was a great turnout; twenty people attended, which is around a 
third of the alumni in the area. Congressman Zach Wamp, (who represents 
the district that includes Bryan College), was going to come by and talk with 
us, but he was out of town that day and flying in the next morning. He said 
he was sorry he missed the event, but wanted to come to another alumni 
gathering in the area. 

The following day we had another event in the mall area of Washington. 
It was a networking luncheon that our alumni attended along with around 
100 other Christian college graduates. The lunch was set up so that fellow 
Christians could call on one another when a position comes open or there is 
a need somewhere in the alum's business. 

I am excited to see what develops with our alumni up there. If anyone 
wants Bryan College to host an alumni gathering where you live, just give us 
a call and we can set up something. Maybe I'll write about that event in the 
next Bryan Life. 

Warren Cole 

Alumni Coordinator 

keep in 


Warren Cole 
Alumni Coordinator 

Want to contact Warren Cole about 
hosting an alumni gathering in your 
hometown? Email him at, or call the 
Bryan College Advancement office at 

Just made an exciting career move, 
added a member to your family, or 
tied the knot? Let us know by submit- 
ting news to Lion Tracks: 


Lion Tracks 
Bryan College 
P.O. Box 7000 
Dayton, TN 37321 


P.S. I know you guys are getting antsy about the new Alumni Directories. 
Rest assured, we haven't forgotten about them. It is just taking a while to get 
everything together. But the directory will be coming out soon. 

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JANET CLAYCOMB, '64, has had a 

busy year, with vacation Bible schools 
this summer and preaching twice a 
month in the Mennonite Church she 
attends in St. Mary, Jamaica. She antici- 
pates an active hurricane season, but 
trusts her new roof will hold. 

1970s %) 

FRANK SHEDDAN, '72, has retired 
after serving for 29 years as band direc- 
tor at Rhea County High School in 
Evensville, Tenn. He and his wife, BAR- 
DAN, live in Evensville. 

Five members of the Class of 1973 
gathered in St. Louis, Mo., this summer 
for their own Bryan reunion. Pictured, 
from left, are GALE (COOK) 

Gale Storey, Linda Locy, Char 

Barnes, Sarah Cuccion, and Barb 


DAVID SEERA, '74, has been elected 
to the board of directors of Rossville 
(Ga.), Bank. He also is on the board of 
Community National Bank in Dayton, 
Tenn., and is treasurer of the United 
Way of Rhea County. David is president 
of Advanced Banking Services in 
Dayton, where he and his wife, BETTY 
RUTH (BARROWS), <74x, live. 

center director for Sylvan Learning 
Center in Danville, Va., where she and 
her husband, JIM, '77x, live. Kathy 
recently learned that the center director 
in Lynchburg is another Bryan alum, 

MARTY (DAVEY), '75x, and her hus- 
band Steve BAKOS live in Matlacha, 
Fla., where Marty is chief financial offi- 
cer at South Bay Hospital. They are pic- 
tured at an employee awards banquet. 

Steve and Marty Bakos 

JON, '75, and Ginger VANDEUSEN 
recently celebrated their 50th wedding 
anniversary with a family gathering at 
their son's home in Newark, Ohio. The 
VanDeusens have four children, includ- 
ing MERRILY SMITH, '79, eight 
grandchildren, and a new great-grand- 

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JOHN TINKER, '80x, recently cele- 
brated 20 years with EMI Christian 
Music Group. Founder and Chairman 
Billy Ray Hearn and President and CEO 
Bill Hearn presented him with a plaque 
commemorating over 74 gold and plat- 
inum albums. 

John Tinker, center, with Chairman 
Hearn, left, and CEO Hearn, right 

JAMES ASHLEY, '81, has been named 
director of the Solomon Islands 
Translation Advisory Group, supporting 
efforts of Wycliffe Bible Translators in 
the Solomon Islands. 

SCOTT, '82, and JOY (THOMP- 
SON), '83, HOOKER have moved to 
Seminole, Fla., after living for 15 years 
in Huntsville, Ala. Scott has taken the 
position of associate pastor of music 
and senior adults at Seminole First 
Baptist Church. 

JOEL, '82, and Monica RILEY 
announce the birth of their daughter, 
Ashlyn Grace, on March 3. The Riley s 
live in Wesley Chapel, Fla. 


received the Doctor of Ministry degree 
from North American Baptist Seminary 
in Sioux Falls, S.D., May 21. Dr. 
Wisthoff and his family live in 
Bismarck, N.D 

Four members of the class of 1984 
gathered for a reunion this year. 
Pictured, from left, are the families 
including STEVE and Roria HICKS 

Steve Hicks, Cameel Chan, Steve 

Duggins, Danny Walker and 

their families. 

and their two girls; CAMEEL and LEE than 60,000 university students, includ- 

(KANNON, '83) CHAN and their two ing many Muslims, live there, so the 

boys and two girls; STEVE and Kathy Hobbses request prayer for their out- 

DUGGINS and their two boys and reach. David and Ruth have three chil- 

daughter; and DANNY and Martha dren, Elizabeth, 14; Emily, 11; and 

WALKER and their two girls. Joseph, 8. 


Andrea Larson were married June 1 1 , in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. The Fickleys live in 

EFFI and her husband, Jim, have 
moved with their two children, Sarah, 
10, and JB, 8, to Lake Worth, Fla., where 
Jim works for UPS Capital. Betsy home 
schools their children, and the family is 
active in their church. They also live 
near her sister, RUTH COLLIER, 


and her family recently moved to 
Fredericksburg, Va. Sandy's husband, 
Mo, is in the Coast Guard, and she is 
regional marketing manager for a marine 
engineering firm. She is able to telecom- 
mute so she can stay home with their 
son, Reece, 4. 

VINCE PYLE, '89, and his wife, Amy, 
have lived in La Vale, Md., the past 12 
years. Vince is employed by the City of 
Cumberland Fire Department as an act- 
ing lieutenant/paramedic and is a mem- 
ber of a specialized helicopter aerial res- 
cue team with the Maryland State Police 
and the Swiftwater Rescue Team. Amy 
is with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of 
Maryland (Carefirst) as a claims proces- 
sor and is very active in their church's 
praise band. Their email is cfdtlre- for anyone wishing 
to say "Hi." 

PATRICK D. RUDD, '89, graduated 
in December 2004 with a Master of 
Library Science degree from North 
Carolina Central University. He is now 
assistant professor of library science 
and evening librarian at Elon University. 


March, published A. Theology of Work: 
Work and the New Creation, an academic 
text aimed at scholars and researchers. 
The book, published by Paternoster 
Press UK, is part of their theological 
monograph series. From January to 
March, while on research leave from the 
International Christian College, Darrell 
and his family lived in Austria where he 
was scholar in residence at Schloss 
Mittersill Study Centre. He taught a 
course on the theology of work and 
worked on a book for a non-academic 
audience on the theology and spirituality 
of work. 

MIKE ALFORD, '85, and his family 
served for the past eight years with 
Campus Crusade for Christ in Cape 
Town, South Africa, where they organ- 
ized the Athletes in Action sports min- 
istry. Recently they moved to Cape Cod, 
Mass., to begin a church planting min- 
istry there. 

DAVID, '85, and RUTH (SNYDER), 

'86, HOBBS live in Liverpool, England, 
where David is a pastor and assists with 
various evangelistic ministries. More 

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Jim and BETH 
(HORNISH), '90, 

announce the birth 
of their daughter, 
Rachel Joy, on May 
^ 31. Rachel weighed 
| 9 lbs., 13 oz., and 
Rachel Almack was 21 inches long. 


children's ministry coordinator at New 
Covenant Church in Anderson, S.C. Her 
husband, Rick, is executive director of 
Calvary Home for Children, also in 
Anderson. Reagan Elisabeth joined the 
family June 17, weighing 8 lbs., 5 oz., 
and was 20 inches long. She joins big 
brother Nathanael and big sister 

Nathanael, Bethany, and Reagan 

David and KOLLEEN (HOEY), '93, 

LONG announce the birth of their sec- 
ond child, Grace 
Susan, on Jan. 4. 
Gracie weighed 
8 lbs., and was 
20 inches long. 
She joins big 
brother Ethan, 
3. The Longs 
moved to the 

Mountains this summer, where David is 
pastor of St. John's Evangelical 
Congregational Church in Stroudsburg, 
and Kolleen is a full-time mom and 
free-lance writer. 

SHERRY (HILL), '95, and Mike 
WELLER announce the birth of their 
second daughter, Aubre Hope, on May 

Ethan and Gracie 

31. Aubre weighed 8 
lbs., 3 oz., and was 
20 3 A inches long. 
She joins big sister 
Olivia, 2. The Weller 
family recently 
moved to 
Wilmington, Ohio, 
where Mike is head 
athletic trainer for 
Wilmington College. 

Aubre Weller 


recently moved to Albania 
to spend a year working 
with Christar, teaching 
missions, evangelism, and 
apologetics at the Center 
for Christian Leadership. 
Since his graduation from 
Southeastern Seminary in 
2001, he had worked with Student 
Venture, most recently in Chattanooga 
near his home. He asks prayer for God's 
grace and provision as he teaches, as 
well as financially as he raises support. 


Reid DALE announce the birth of 
Jenna Elisabeth, on June 13. Jenna 
weighed 10 lb, 9 oz. She joins big broth- 
er Ian Reid, 5, and big sister Julie-Joy 
Susie, 4. The Dale family lives in 
Waynesville, N.C., where Reid runs his 
own school and institutional furniture 
sales and installation business and 
Jennifer is a stay-at-home mom. She will 
begin home schooling Ian this fall. 

that her 

Ian, Julie-Joy, and Jenna 

HEATHER BRASHER, '97, received 
her Master of Divinity degree from 
Columbia International University in 
May and works at CIU in the extension 
program. Her other sister, JULIE 
BRASHER, '99, is studying for a 

Melanie Hoppers 

Master's degree in nursing at the 
University of South Carolina and works 
in the pediatric intensive care unit in a 
hospital in Columbia. 

(MAYO), '97, 
and Kevin HOP- 
PERS announce 
the birth of their 
first child, 
Melanie Suzanne, 
on July 26, 2004, 
in Dallas, Texas. 
Kevin is a civil 
engineer, and 
Emily is a stay-at-home mom. 

JOEL GONCE, '98, after five years as 
a chemist with Baxter Healthcare in 
North Carolina, has moved to Gray, 
Tenn., where he is quality manager with 
Del-Ray Dermatologicals of Crown 
Laboratories in Johnson City, Tenn. 

BETH GREEN, '98, and Rob Lewis 

were mar- 
ried April 
9. The 
live in 
Tenn., and 
Beth is 

manager for an optometrist in 

Cleveland, Tenn. 

Rob and Beth Lewis 


Alex Fagundo were married June 1 1 in 
Miami, Fla. JENNIFER SAMS, '01, 
was maid of honor. Shaken is an evalu- 
ation specialist 
for The 

Children's Trust 
and Alex is a 
wedding photog- 
rapher. The 
Fagundo s live in 

Alex and Shaken 

VITALY KLIMOVICH, '99, received 
the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 
molecular biology from Vanderbilt 
University in May. He works as a 

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research associate at 
Vanderbilt while 
looking for a posi- 
tion. Since graduat- 
ing, he has given a 
presentation about 
his research at Cold 

Spring Harbour 
Vitaly Klimovich National 

Laboratories in New York, and teaches a 
seminar course at Vanderbilt. 

TONYA (SMITH), '99, and Tim 

TATE announce the birth of their first 
child, Isabel Leann, on January 27. Isabel 
weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz., and was 20 inches 
long. The Tates live in Dunedin, Fla., 
where Tim is vice president of technolo- 
gy for a healthcare technology company 
and Tonya stays at home with the baby. 

JIM, '99, and JOY (CHESHIRE) 
NICHOLS, '98, have moved to Fort 
Lauderdale, Fla., where Jim is minister to 
students and young adults at Christ 
Church United Methodist and Joy is an 
assistant with the preschoolers at Christ 
Church School. She is able to stay home 
with their sons Alex, almost 3, and Tyler, 

2000s %\ 

MARY MACLEAN, '00, and Paul 
Jackson were married June 1 8, in 
Melbourne, Fla. The Jacksons live in 

KELLEY ATKINS, '00, and Jason Lee 
were married April 23. The Lees live in 
Providence Village, Texas, where Kelley 
is employed at Prestonwood Baptist 
Church as an associate to the girls min- 

both '00, 
announce the 
birth of their first 
child, Orin Reilly, 
on April 3. Orin 
weighed 6 lbs., 4 

oz., and was 19 inches long. The Daspits 
live in Fairfax, Va., where Damien is a 
systems engineer for the federal govern- 
ment and Renee is a stay-at-home mom. 

HENDERSON, both '02, announce 

rl the birth of their 
I first child, Gavin 
I Azariah, on May 
I 10. Gavin 
I weighed 6 lbs., 
I 9oz. The family 
I lives in Bryan, 

Gavin Henderson Texas > where 

David is a gradu- 
ate student at Texas A&M, and Anna is 
staying home with the baby. 

ROBIN (WEDEKIND), '02, and 

Dean SARIGUMBA announce the 
birth of their first child, Dominic Terry 
on June 29, by means of an emergency 
c- section — 12 
days past his due 
date. Dominic 
weighed 8 lbs., 
111/2 oz. and 
was 21 1/2 inch- 
es long. The 
Sarigumba fami- 
ly lives in 
Clearwater, Fla. 

Sarigumba Family 

Orin Daspit 


Stephanie Poston were married April 2, 
in Charlotte, N.C. Samuel is enrolled at 
Southern Evangelical Seminary at 

SHAW) KENDALL, both '02, 
announce the 
birth of their son, 
Ethan Riley, on 
Nov. 21, 2004. 
Robert is study- 
ing for a Master's 
of Divinity 
degree and serves \ 
as English min- 
istries pastor at 

the Korean- American Church of 
Philippi in Columbia, Md. Paula loves 
helping Robert in his ministry and taking 
care of Ethan at home. 

Palmer Family 

MATT and 


both '02, 
the birth of 
their daugh- 
ter, Kate 

Elizabeth, on April 24. Kate weighed 7 
lbs, 9 oz, and was 20 inches long. The 
Palmers live in Clearwater, Fla., where 
Matt is an accountant for a computer 
software company. Amy was a marketing 
director for the same company until 
Kate was born. She is now a stay-at- 
home mom. 

BROOKE WILSON, '03, moved from 
Winter Springs, Fla., to Toms River, N. 
J., this summer. 

BRIAN DAY, '03, has joined the staff 
of Bryan College as an admissions coun- 


CRANE, both '05, were married July 2, 

at Cedar Springs 

Presbyterian Church 

in Knoxville, where 

they are living. 

Matthew is working 

for a production 

house in Knoxville, 

where he has been 

able to shoot for 

"The Biggest Loser" 

and "Entertainment 

Tonight," and Kelly is working as an 

administrative assistant. 

Matt and Kelly 

MICHAEL STONE, '05, has joined 
the enrollment services staff at Bryan as 
a counselor and technician, working with 
the admissions and financial aid offices. 

ANNELI HORNER, '05, is the new 

assistant director of the Bryan College 
Worldview Teams. After graduation in 
May, she returned to Bryan to work with 
the Summit conferences before begin- 
ning work with the worldview teams in 

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With the 


'44, of Batavia, 111., died June 27. He is 
survived by his wife, ANNA (KET- 

two daughters. 


'46, of Lewisburg, Ohio, died in August. 


Chattanooga, Tenn., died May 16. He is 
survived by his wife, RUTH (KUHN) 
SIMMONS, '47, and four children. 


'55, of Plain City, Ohio, died July 12. 

EDWARD AMSTUTZ, '55, of Plain 
City, Ohio., died in July, shortly before 
his wife, Barbara, passed away. 


of Page, Ark., died May 31, 2004. She 
is survived by her husband, Lavon 
Powell, and three children. 


'65, of Greeley, Colo., died May 23. 
She is survived by two children and her 
sister, BONNIE (HUBERT) 
SLOAN, '66. 

LINDA (GUY) DRAPP, '70x, of 

Glencoe, Mo., died Oct. 5, 2004. She is 
survived by her husband, Daniel 
Drapp, and two children. 

of Trenton, Ga., died Aug. 19. She is 

survived by three children. 


of Flat Rock, N.C., died Feb. 14. She is 
survived by her husband, John Crenshaw, 
three children, and sisters JENNIFER 
(WILSON) ALDERMAN, '89x, and 

Word recently was received of the death of: 

• Glen C. Atkins, former professor of 
Hebrew and Greek. Rev. Atkins died Aug. 

'37, of Dayton, Tenn. She is survived by 
three children. 

• EARL J. STARBUCK, Sr., '78x, of 
Bristol, Tenn. He is survived by a son. 

• ROBERT L. PREVOU, '89x, of 
Hixson, Tenn. 

• ERIC S. BROWN, '91x, of Ringgold, 

faculty/staff n()tes 

Dr. David Fouts submitted a study of 
Psalms 1 to 50 for Volume 3 of the Bible 
Knowledge Word Study series, edited by 
Eugene H. Merrill and published by 
Cook Ministries. Dr. Fouts, Dr. Kurt 
Wise, Dr. Todd Wood, and Stephanie 
Mace made presentations at the 
Baraminology Conference in Moscow, 
Idaho, in June. 

Laura Kaufmann chaired the 
Appalachian College Association Central 
Library's Administrative Issues 
Committee meeting in Greeneville, 
Tenn., in August. The committee over- 
sees administration of grant money to 
ACA librarians for professional develop- 
ment. She also served as facilitator for 
Lee University's library retreat in August. 

Dr. Bill Ketchersid attended a Classics 
Seminar at the Hellenic Center in 
Washington, DC, in May. He also led a 
medical mission trip to Mountain Side, 
Jamaica, in June. The team took $78,000 
worth of medications for patients, and 
did blood sugar screenings, checked 

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blood pressure, and examined eyes. 

Dr. Ray Legg reprised his role as 
William Jennings Bryan in the Scopes 
Trial re-enactment in July. Also partici- 
pating in the re-enactment were Dr. 
David Fouts, Dr. Ron Petitte, and 
Tom Davis. Drs. Legg, Fouts, and 
Petitte also participated in a special pro- 
duction of highlights of the play at the 
Christian Science Fellowship conference 
in Albuquerque, N.M. 

Dr. Stephen D. Livesay and Mrs. 

Livesay represented Bryan College at the 
inauguration of Dr. Michael Easley as 
president of Moody Bible Institute in 
Chicago, 111., in September. 

Bruce Morgan and Myra Goza attend- 
ed a workshop to learn about new tech- 
niques in alcohol and drug abuse preven- 
tion among college students. The July 
conference at Maryville College was 
designed for student life officers at pri- 
vate and public institutions. 

Michelle Pascucci was awarded a grant 
to attend the American Association of 
Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese 
annual meeting in New York in July. She 
also spent six weeks this summer in 
Salamanca, Spain, working on her disser- 

Josh Porter has been named interim 
director of the Athletic Training 
Education Program following the resig- 
nation of Mike Weller. A search is under 
way for a permanent director. 

John Stonestreet spoke at conferences 
and teacher training sessions in 
Pennsylvania, Colorado, Georgia, New 
Jersey and Mississippi, as well as at vari- 
ous locations in Tennessee this summer. 

Dr. Mel Wilhoit attended the Salzburg 
Seminar on Architecture and Public Life 
in Salzburg, Austria, in July. His trip was 
funded through a program administered 
by the Appalachian College Association. 

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A Plan 

To Leverage 

The Value 

Of Your Assets 

The Tax Benefits of Combined Gift and Sale 

The concept of making decisions based on the 
best leverage possible is familiar to anyone 
investing in today's environment. Yet, when 
considering options for increasing cash flow 
from highly appreciated assets, gaining 
leverage can appear impossible. 

A block of stock or a parcel of land purchased a 
number of years ago may have grown 
exponentially in value while producing relatively 
low yield. An outright sale seems out of the 
question due to the inevitable capital gains tax 

But charitable tax planning can generate some 
real leverage. 



Christ above all 



The Part Gift - Part Sale strategy makes it 
possible, in some cases, to give a portion of an 
asset to a qualified charity while selling the 
remaining portion. 

With some careful planning, the tax benefits 
derived from the gift portion can actually offset 
the capital gains tax due from the sale. 

For complete details, or for other charitable 
plans that deliver leverage, contact our Office of 
Planned Giving. All communication and 
correspondence is treated in complete 
confidence and offered without obligation. 

Jim Barth 
Director of Development 

Bryan College 

P.O. Box 7000, Dayton, TN 37321 


Fax 423-775-7220 

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honor and memory pl"fi"C 

received from 

Dallas Bay Baptist Church 
Homeward Bound Seniors 
Katherine J. Reynolds 
Rosemary Raulston, Marian and 
Dan Creighton, Rosy and 
Ted Bennett, Daniel, Beth 

in memory of 

A. Clyde Simmons 
A. Clyde Simmons 

and Suzanne Bennett 

A. Clyde Simmons 

Janice Pendergrass 

Lynn Tipton Humble 

Blair and Louise Bentley 

Irene Hubert Bouchard 

J.L. and Carolyn Boyd 

Lois Boyd 

Ruth Kerr 

William F. Kerr 

Charles and Theda Thomas 

W Franklin Brown 

Charles and Theda Thomas 

Mr. Floyd (Nick) Nichols 

Charlotte C. Jensen 

Dr. Irving L. Jensen 

Daniel and Joan Dale 

Dr. Theodore C. Mercer 

Do you get it? 

In addition to Bryan Life, Bryan College communicates with its alumni and 
friends in several print and electronic ways, at no cost. 

Illumine E-Lumine 

Illumine is a publication of the Bryan Center for Critical Thought and 
Practice, offering serious commentary on current issues by leading schol- 
ars. To receive Illumine, please send your name and address to The 
Bryan Center for Critical Thought and Practice, P.O. Box 7000, Dayton, 
TN 37321, or fill out the on-line form at 

E-Lumine is Bryan's electronic newsletter, 
emailed monthly to those requesting this 
update. If you would like to receive 
E-Lumine, fill out the on-line form at 

Planned Giving 

Planned Giving is a weekly e-newsletter offering current information and illus- 
trations of how to preserve assets and support ministries like Bryan College 
through thoughtful planning and management. To receive Planned Giving, fill 
out the on-line form at 

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Student Leadership Conferences 

What's the purpose nf Summit's Student 
Leadership Conferences? 

It's not enough to simply believe. You have to 
know why you believe what you do and be 
able to defend it. Imagine a summer crash 
course that helps you understand and articulate 

the Christian response to everything from 
abortion to Islam to humanism and everytl 
in between. It's called the Summit. Reachin 
the top will change your life. . .possibly evet 

Taking tke 
heart and 
mind to new 

Summit Topics Include: 

"I consider Summit Ministries to be one 

of the very best resources available, and I 

don't say that lightly." 

Dr. James Dobson, Founder of Focus on the Family 

Christian Worldview studies 
Worldviews in Collision (Islam, Humar 
Defense of Home, Church, and State 
America's Christian History 
Creation, Evolution, Intelligent Design 

• rree-market Economics 

• Courtship, Dating, Marriage 

Bio ethics 

• Leadership/ Communication Skills 

• Abortion/ Homosexuality 

Who teaches at Summit? 

Assisting Dr. Noebel is an outstanding faculty: 
Dr. Michael Bauman, Dr. Frank Beckwith, Dr. 
Kurt Wise, Dr. Wayne House, Dr. Jeff Myers, 
Dr. Robert Linden, Dr. Del Tacket Dr. LP. 

Moreland, Dr. Norman Geisler, Dr. Bill 
Brown, Debbie Brezina, Kevin Bywater, 
Chuck Edwards, Greg Koukl, Mark Cahi 
John Stonestreet, and others. 

Dates for Summit-East at Bryan College: 

Tulv 9-Tulv 21, Tulv 23-Aueust4, 2006 

For more information: 

Summit Ministries 

P.O. Box 207 

Manitou Springs, CO 80829 

Phone: 719-685-9103 
Fax: 719-685-9330 
Web: www.summit.orp; 


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